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Hindi Language with English Subtitles

The Indian Express Film Club screening in association with National Centre for Performing Arts & NH Studioz

Bandit Queen is a 1994 Indian biographical film based on the life of Phoolan Devi, a woman from a low-caste community who was born into poverty and became a notorious bandit in India during the 1970s and 80s. The film portrays Phoolan Devi’s story of survival and struggle against oppression and abuse, including being sold into marriage as a young teenager, facing caste-based discrimination and sexual violence, and ultimately becoming a feared bandit leader who sought revenge against her oppressors.

The film screening will be followed by a discussion with Shubhra Gupta, Film Critic, The Indian Express.

Director: Shekar Kapur
Producer: Bobby Bedi
Cast: Seema Biswas, Nirmal Pandey, Aditya Srivastava, Gajraj Rao, Saurabh Shukla, Manoj Bajpayee, Raghuvir Yadav, Rajesh Vivek, Anirudh Agarwal, Govind Namdev, Shekhar Kapur

Admission on a first-come-first-served basis. NCPA Members do not have to register and will be given entry on display of membership card.

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